Festive Christmas Layouts

After the holidays begin to wind down, its always important to reflex on the special memories that were made.  Creating holiday mementos in the form of ornaments, cards and picture layouts help us to remember that year.

How about this year you grab some paper supplies, photos and your favorite elf, to make a few holiday layouts to remember the year. Oh don’t forget New Years Eve is next week. I’m sure lots of fun memories will take place then as well. With all the blues, gilded silvers and golds, perfect backdrops for picture taking.

Create a list of moments you want to capture, grab some supplies from Canvas Corp Brands and start making those layouts.  The following CCB Crew Designers made these fabulous festive layouts which will help inspire you during your layout process.

A Clean Kraft Christmas Layout 

By Christine Santos

I love the variety of Canvas Corp’s beautiful kraft papers, & the new Farmhouse Christmas collection is an absolute must have! All the kraft papers mix & match well whatever the collection.

I’d like to share with a step by step on a 12×12 layout featuring the Farmhouse Christmas collection. I went kraft all the way with this page, making the jolly photo pop. Make sure to read all the steps to find out my new found kraft tip!

christine santos layout

Materials Used 

Farmhouse Christmas collection:

Red & Black Diamonds on Kraft

Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft

Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft

Better Not Pout Tags on Kraft

Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory


C Flute Kraft

White & Kraft Chevron Paper

Jolly Christmas Sayings Paper

Red Hemp Rope

Chocolate Burlap Fringe

Ivory Burlap Fringe

Additional Materials:

paper flowers & leaves; pine needles; chipboard; glossy accents

christine santos layout 2


Step 1

Cut out an “uneven” geometric triangular shape, outling the stitching of the Red & Black Diamonds on Kraft paper. You can distress the edges if desired. Adhere well on top of the C Flute Kraft, not forgetting to sneak in a strip of Chocolate Burlap Fringe under the left slant of the diamond kraft paper.

Step 2

Trim 4.25″x4″ of the White & Kraft Chevron paper & layer this under a 3 3/4″x4 3/4″ Christmas photo. Adhere this to the top right of the page, letting only parts of diamonds peek under the photo. Fussy cut the Santa on a sliegh image from the Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft paper & adhere this beside the photo.

Step 3

Now it’s time to build our cluster under the sleigh. Adhere some pine needles first, then layer some mini red paper flowers & white paper leaves near the photo.

Step 4

Fussy cut a big snowflake from the Snowflakes Reverse on Kraft paper & tie a couple of layered ribbons from the Red Hemp Rope. Layer these pieces on top of the cluster, & then top one last piece of small black paper flower.

Step 5

Cut a small strip of Ivory Burlap Fringe in half & curl it. Adhere this in between the leaves & flowers to finish your cluster.

Step 6

To balance the page, add the title at the bottom left. Cut out the Christmas word from the Farmhouse Christmas on Kraft paper & give the letters a good coat of glossy accents. Enameled kraft looks sooooo good, you have to see it for yourself! Layer a round white chipboard, a black circle with snowflake print cut out from the Farmhouse Christmas Tags on Ivory paper, Holly Jolly Christmas cut out from the Jolly Christmas Sayings paper & the enameled kraft Christmas word to finish it all off.

Some additional layouts that will definitely inspire you to create during and after the holidays. Here are more CCB Crew Designer layouts.

Cheeky, Naughty, Nice (Joly Christmas Layout)

 By Christine Santos

christine santos layout 3

Supplies Used: 

Canvas Corp materials:
Jolly Christmas papers: Jolly Christmas Countdown; Jolly Christmas on White; Jolly Christmas Sayings;

Red & Green Stitched Diamonds

Other Canvas Corp papers: Lime Green Chevron on White; Solid Red on White

Other Canvas Corp materials: Burlap Sheets (Red & Green); Red Waxed Cotton Cord

Tattered Angels materials:
Glimmer Mists: Barn Red; Graphite
Chalkboard: Inchworm
Glimmer Glam: Ladybug

7 Gypsies Chipboard Alphas
Other materials: rhinestones, glitter & paper flower

christine santos layout 4

 Mixed Media Holly Day Layout

By Tatiana Klimshina

Tatiana Klimshina layout 2 Supplies Used:

Pure Mistable Paper Boucle – Cream
Mix and Match Pad: Jolly Christmas
Decor & DIY Paint- Viridian
Glimmer Glaze – Shindig
Red Rose- Plain Jane Simply Sheer 2oz
Mini Clothespins – Christmas (25 pieces)
45′ Hemp Rope Hank – Red
45′ Waxed Cotton Cord Red
Lime Green Hemp Rope 45′
White gesso by Ranger

Tatiana Klimshina layout 3

All You Need is Time Layout

By Irit Shalom

irit shalom layout

Supplies Used:

Canvas Corp
irit shalom layout 2
So many great projects and techniques for making your own special layouts this holiday season. Some moments to capture could your baby’s first holiday outfit, your first baking adventure with the kids, a close up of the baking mess and the final cookies, holiday crafts, decorating details, the Christmas tree and decorating it, stockings. greeting cards received, family traditions and food spreads. So much to capture and so much to share.


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'Festive Christmas Layouts' has 1 comment

  1. December 28, 2015 @ 10:17 am Amanda Rhodes

    I love all the colors on all the layouts!! Adorable!


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